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What is the non-believers story?
Posted: 16 February 2014 11:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 76 ]
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Back to the original topic, what is the non-believers story?  What in our thinking promotes bringing people together and social justice and fairness as well; ensuring that the unfortunate or unlucky have the means to recover or at least exist comfortably in the materially wealthiest society in the history of humankind?  How to we organize ourselves to promote the welfare of all humanity without using mythological beings as our reference point?

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Posted: 16 February 2014 11:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 77 ]
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Back to the original topic, what is the non-believers story?  What in our thinking promotes bringing people together and social justice and fairness as well; ensuring that the unfortunate or unlucky have the means to recover or at least exist comfortably in the materially wealthiest society in the history of humankind?  How to we organize ourselves to promote the welfare of all humanity without using mythological beings as our reference point?

This may sound like a simple solution to a complex problem but we do have IMO one “sacred” document knocked together by Enlightenment philosophers turned politicians, i.e. the Constitution. As the foundation of our society, it protects us from totalitarian thought, religious dogma, Balkanization, and allows us to promote our own general welfare. All without the mythology of an omnipotent being. So far.


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Posted: 16 February 2014 12:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 78 ]
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Yeah, well, there was that slavery thing.

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Posted: 16 February 2014 01:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 79 ]
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Yeah Paul, until that Civil War thing ended what they should have done to begin with but was left up to their grandchildren. And so on with that voting and holding office thing as well. Let’s say that it was improved upon by later generations who interpreted freedom and gender issues more in line with modern concepts. The really one positive thing they did was to keep our options open with the amendment process.


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Posted: 16 February 2014 06:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 80 ]
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Thevillageatheist - 16 February 2014 11:59 AM

Back to the original topic, what is the non-believers story?  What in our thinking promotes bringing people together and social justice and fairness as well; ensuring that the unfortunate or unlucky have the means to recover or at least exist comfortably in the materially wealthiest society in the history of humankind?  How to we organize ourselves to promote the welfare of all humanity without using mythological beings as our reference point?

This may sound like a simple solution to a complex problem but we do have IMO one “sacred” document knocked together by Enlightenment philosophers turned politicians, i.e. the Constitution. As the foundation of our society, it protects us from totalitarian thought, religious dogma, Balkanization, and allows us to promote our own general welfare. All without the mythology of an omnipotent being. So far.


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If the Constitution is to be seen as sacred, it is made invalid by the first amendment.

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